STONEHAM THEATRE'S EDUCATION MISSION
the young company at Stoneham Theatre helps the next generation become better artists, better audience members, and better people through dramatic education.
ABOUT the young company
the young company is Stoneham Theatre’s year-round education program for students in grades 1-12, offering training in acting, voice, and dance in a professional setting.
Through artistic training and performance opportunities, the young company at Stoneham Theatre develops life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, and collaboration to inspire and prepare young actors for future creative engagement and success. Our process-oriented programming pushes students to the next level by working with exceptional Boston teaching artists and theatre professionals. Students are also provided with opportunities to work on Mainstage productions side-by-side with professionals.
the young company lives by the idea that GOOD THEATRE MAKES GOOD PEOPLE.
Good theatre is created when the audience, the text, and the actor are all engaged. We believe this requires trust, confidence, and empathy – traits which inspire individuals to become responsible community members.
Dori A. Robinson (Director of Education) is an educator, director, dramaturg and playwright. Dori holds a Masters from New York University’s Educational Theatre program, having focused on applied theatre, devised work with youth, and Shakespeare. Dori has been an experiential educator for fifteen years teaching, performing and directing with such organizations as: the New Victory Theatre, the Theatre Development Fund, the Park Avenue Armory, Chicagoland Jewish High School, Trusty Sidekick, the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, and the New York Student Shakespeare Festival. Directing credits include: Silent Sky (Elliot Norton nominee for Best Production – Fringe), The Merchant of Venice, Die Kleinen (Parts 1 & 2), The Lion in Winter, Extremities, Picnic, Into the Woods, The Pajama Game, Flight, and James and the Giant Peach at Stoneham Theatre. Assistant Director credits include: Meet John Doe, Judgement at Nuremberg (Shattered Globe), The Chosen (Steppenwolf), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Theatre Hikes). Dramaturgy: Christmas on the Air (Stoneham Theatre), A Season in the Congo (Timeline Theatre), Macbeth (Looking for Shakespeare, NYU). Eleven of Dori’s original plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Boston, including: The Great Harvest, The Principal Stream, Name of a Woman, and Six Wings to One.
For more information about the young company, contact the Education Department at 781-279-7885 x104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Education
Education and Artistic Associate
Stoneham Theatre Box Office
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT
overture for students in grades 1 – 3
act 1 for students in grades 4 – 6
act 2 for students in grades 7 – 9
act 3 for students in grades 10 – 12